FLOODING caused shops in Witney to shut after a sudden downpour.
Drains overflowed as the rains hit at 1pm yesterday.
Manager at Clarks shoe shop, Lucy Webb, said: “The drains outside the shop have flooded. The water had come right up to the door, but it is going back down.”
Their store managed to stay open, but Ms Webb said Boots and at least one other shop had shut because of the rain.
Sandbags were brought in to protect the High Street Methodist Church as water rose.
County council spokesman Owen Morton said the authority supplied sandbags to protect the church.
Police took to Twitter to warn drivers in the area to take extra care.
TVP Witney tweeted: “Sudden downpour high street Witney flooded please reduce your speed.”
Our top stories:
- New faces around the county council cabinet table
- Oxfordshire detective is a contestant on Channel 4 survival show The Island with Bear Grylls
- Managing director Greig Box Turnbull to leave Oxford United at end of season
- Companies still signing up for jobs fair at Oxford Town Hall
- Hundreds will gather as soldier killed in Iraq is repatriated
- Staff and students celebrate actress's big win at the Golden Globes
- Inquests opened into death of couple who died in cottage fire on Blenheim Palace estate
- Inquest opened into death of pensioner found in River Ock in Abingdon
- Man wearing beanie hat exposes himself to woman on city street
- Chain running Randolph Hotel in Oxford in 'best shape ever' after announcing £55m profit
- Cyclist and car involved in collision outside Seacourt Tower
- Oxford United vow to act quickly to resolve flag-waving dispute
- UPDATE: Three more men arrested in connection with attempted murder after altercation in Banbury
- Oxford United v Swindon Town - UPDATES